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December 12, 2014

Renting in Japan made easier with Bilingual Brokerage Assistance

Renting an apartment in Japan doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn more about the GaijinPot Bilingual Brokerage Assistance service.

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November 20, 2014

Nengajo: How to send a Japanese New Years Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2015!

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November 16, 2014

Books, Dinosaur Heads and Chili Dogs @ Marunouchi Reading Style

Grab a book from one of the sleek shelves of this bookstore/‘zakka’/café’ and try not to spill any of your delicious lunch on it.

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November 13, 2014

Toast the Autumn season at the Ashikaga Wine Festival

Head to Coco Farm & Winery for this year’s popular autumn Ashikaga wine festival.

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October 15, 2014

Tokyo’s Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods



If Shimokita feels mainstream to you, here’s a list of places in Tokyo that you might never have heard of but should definitely visit.

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October 4, 2014

8 Things You Need Right Now…And Where To Find Them

Why is it that the simplest things are always the hardest to find?

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September 18, 2014

4 Tips For Going To A Modern Japanese Wedding

Follow these 4 tips to avoid making any cultural mistakes at your next Japanese wedding.

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September 10, 2014

The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

Don’t do this if you actually want to see the tuna auction.

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September 5, 2014

We’re Not In Japan Anymore: Why There’s No Place Like Home

Sometimes going away makes you realize how much you miss home.

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August 29, 2014

How To Pretend To Speak Fluent Japanese

5 key words (or sounds) that will have you speaking fluent Japanese in no time.

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August 8, 2014

A Walking Photo Tour of Kagurazaka

Wander through charming pre-war alleyways and sample some of the finest niku-man in Tokyo on a walking tour of Kagurazaka.

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August 1, 2014

5 Creative Ideas for a Date Night in Tokyo

Finally found someone to respond to your online dating profile? Here’s 5 creative first date ideas to make that everlasting impression.

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July 23, 2014

The Top 5 Konbini Countdown

Japanese convenience stores are a life saver when you first move to Japan. Here’s a rundown of out top 5 konbini in Tokyo.

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